Human Rights

Death toll from Indonesia earthquake climbs to 252

According to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, the earthquake has also caused huge damage to infrastructure and properties, with 3,075 houses lightly damaged, 33 moderately damaged, and 59 heavily damaged.

"The local Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) is still collecting data regarding the number of victims, infrastructure damage, evacuation locations and urgent needs," the agency's spokesman, Abdul Muhari, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo visited the affected areas and met with locals in the affected areas.

"First of all, on behalf of myself, on behalf of the government, I would like to express my deep condolences, my condolences for the earthquake in Cianjur Regency, West Java Province," said the president.

He also assured the affected families that his government would provide assistance to residents whose houses have been damaged by the earthquake.

Source: Anadolu Agency